dj hatfield is associate professor of history and anthropology in the liberal arts department of the berklee college of music in boston. a sociocultural anthropologist and sound installation artist, hatfield’s ongoing academic projects include accidental cosmopolitans: far ocean fishing and ironies of indigenous placemaking in taiwan. he is also the author of several articles on taiwanese popular culture and the appearance of indigeneity in taiwan after martial law, other works on taiwanese religious practice, and the book length monograph taiwanese pilgrimage to china: ritual, complicity, community. in addition to his academic work, hatfield brews beer, sings from old tunebooks, and hangs out with a variety of musicians on taiwan.
hatfield’s current project on the far ocean fishing trade has been supported by a fulbright fellowship and wenner-gren foundation grant.
for a bit of past history, see previous blog at yam.com: